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  1. Modern Sports in Asia

    Cultural Perspectives

    Edited by Younghan Cho, Charles Leary

    Series: Sport in the Global Society – Contemporary Perspectives

    "Modern sports" were introduced to Asia in the late nineteenth century as an innovation from the West, concurrently with the development of modern society in Asia. This book traces the historical developments of sporting cultures in Asia in specific local contexts – including Singapore, China,...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Indian Ocean Regionalism

    Edited by Dennis Rumley, Timothy Doyle

    Pan-regional constructions in the Indian Ocean are of relatively recent origin, are contested and remain relatively weak at present. Sub-regional constructions, on the other hand, have tended to be more focussed, especially in terms of security, and have generally been more successful. The...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Power, Politics and Maritime Governance in the Indian Ocean

    Edited by Jivanta Schoettli

    The Indian Ocean is of tremendous geo-political and strategic relevance. More than eighty per cent of global seaborne trade in oil passes through the Ocean. Access to resources is under-regulated (fishing) or has yet to be conceived (deep sea bed mining) and security concerns such as piracy...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Afghan Conundrum: intervention, statebuilding and resistance

    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    This book covers the period spanning the international invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to the foreign military withdrawal in 2014. It explores and dissects the conflictual encounter between international troops, statebuilders and donors on the one hand, and Afghan elites and the wider population on...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Global Land Grabs

    History, Theory and Method

    Edited by Marc Edelman, Carlos Oya, Saturnino M. Borras Jr.

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    Since the 2008 world food crisis a surge of land grabbing swept Africa, Asia and Latin America and even some regions of Europe and North America. Investors have uprooted rural communities for massive agricultural, biofuels, mining, industrial and urbanisation projects. ‘Water grabbing’ and ‘green...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Regional Powers and Global Redistribution

    Edited by Philip Nel, Dirk Nabers, Melanie Hanif

    Emerging regional powers such as India, Brazil and South Africa pose a challenge to the global order, but it is not always clear what and how fundamental that challenge is. This edited volume highlights various dimensions and interpretations of that challenge, arguing that it is characterized by...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Good Governance in Asia

    Multiple Trajectories to Development

    Edited by Linda Chelan Li

    The international aid community has advocated governance reforms as a necessary complement to economic aid to developing countries. The resultant Good Governance Agenda has been criticised for its ahistorical bias. The empirical case studies reported in this book further illustrate the limitations...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. China's Development

    Capitalism and Empire

    By Michel Aglietta, Guo Bai

    Series: Rethinking Globalizations

    China is entering a phase where deep structural changes will arise throughout society. These multi-fold processes will be intertwined in a globalized world, impacted by the transformation of capitalism in the aftermath of the financial crisis and under the threat of severe environmental damage....

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. China’s Human Rights Lawyers

    Advocacy and Resistance

    By Eva Pils

    Series: Routledge Research in Human Rights Law

    This book offers a unique insight into the role of human rights lawyers in Chinese law and politics. In her extensive account, Eva Pils shows how these practitioners are important as legal advocates for victims of injustice and how bureaucratic systems of control operate to subdue and marginalise...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The San Francisco System and Its Legacies

    Continuation, Transformation and Historical Reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific

    Edited by Kimie Hara

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In September 1951, Japan signed a peace treaty with forty-eight countries in San Francisco; in April 1952, the treaty came into effect. The San Francisco Peace Treaty is an international agreement that in significant ways shaped the post–World War II international order in the Asia-Pacific. With...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge